Best friends Little Elliot and Mouse are back for another adventure—and this time, they’re looking for Christmas spirit! Little Elliot the elephant isn’t quite sure what Christmas spirit is, but he suspects he doesn’t have it. Not even a visit to Santa Claus can put Elliot in the right mood. But when chance blows a letter for Santa into Elliot and Mouse’s path, the two friends discover what Christmas is all about—and make a new friend, too. A heartfelt celebration of the season of giving! Perfect for sharing around the holidays. Godwin Books
We generally enjoy Little Elliot books, and this holiday story is no exception. Kind hearted Elliot’s wish to have the Christmas spirit is a good reminder for kids and adults to focus on the giving and serving aspects of the Christmas season. The story’s inclusion of some fun holiday traditions along Elliot’s journey (sledding, visiting Santa) makes it a festive book for the season. An appearance by the Rockefeller Center Christmas Tree in New York makes it an especially fun holiday read for those who enjoy that iconic holiday symbol.
Mike Curato is an illustrator who loves small treasures. He has illustrated many books for children and is the author and illustrator of Little Elliot, Big City; Little Elliot, Big Family; Little Elliot, Big Fun; and Little Elliot, Fall Friends. You can find him on any given day walking around the city, eating a cupcake (or thinking about it).